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Blessing the Boats - From New Poems (2000), "lazarus, third day" Summary & Analysis

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From New Poems (2000), "lazarus, third day" Summary

This poem continues the exploration setup in the previous poem. Lazarus is still confused and not totally pleased at being brought back. He keeps thinking about what he was "moving from" and what he was "moving toward," and he can't figure out the relationship between the two worlds since he didn't get to completely enter the eternal world. When he was dead, he was hyper-aware of everything, even "the seeds/turning in the grass," but now he sits on a rock, in a crevice but not buried anymore in a cave. Everyone stares at him, for he was dead. He tries to answer their questions. He warns the sisters, Mary and Martha, to stay away from him. He knows their request has brought him back, and he is not...

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